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The Company CENTUM, with headquarters in Bavaria, has announced that the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has selected its Lifeseeker technology for Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue operations. It is a central part of the Canadian Cellular Airborne Sensor Search and Rescue (CASSAR) project. The DND joins other search and rescue teams across the world who are already using Lifeseeker.
Alexander Martínez, CEO of CENTUM Germany, says: “Today, everyone carries a cell phone with them, even when they go out into the wilderness. For the SAR team using Lifeseeker technology, this means that an injured or missing person can be located no matter where they are. This works in areas with no cellular network and without the active assistance of the person being searched. CENTUM’s Lifeseeker has been successfully deployed in the most challenging scenarios, such as finding missing persons concealed by a dense forest cover or buried under a blanket of snow.”
In addition to location, the Lifeseeker can be used to communicate with the missing person, for example, to assess medical needs or determine the best location for recovery. However, the technology does not rely on the missing person taking any action.
“We are pleased that our technology will now help save lives in Canada. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the State of Bavaria Montreal Office for their active local support during the application process”, Alexander Martínez adds.
CENTUM is an international company with offices in Spain and Germany and more than 15 years of experience providing development services and products in the field of communication and intelligence systems and in the field of electronic intelligence (SIGINT) for its customers in the aerospace, defense, emergency, security and telecommunications sectors.